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Forum: Trading Journals July 12th, 2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,986
Posted By kevinkdog
The sounds of crickets is not encouraging

The sounds of crickets is not encouraging
Forum: Trading Journals July 9th, 2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,986
Posted By kevinkdog
FWIW, I find the jabs at you and your approach to...

FWIW, I find the jabs at you and your approach to be unfounded and misguided.

I know you have been a full time SUCCESSFUL professional trader for a long time, so whatever you are doing must...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors June 27th, 2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 1,618,924
Posted By kevinkdog
Thanks. I looked at that chart for a few...

Thanks. I looked at that chart for a few minutes, did not see anything.

Sometimes the hardest things to see are the most obvious!

Thank You!
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors June 27th, 2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 1,618,924
Posted By kevinkdog
I'm not familiar with that platform. What in the...

I'm not familiar with that platform. What in the screenshot tips you off that it is a demo account?
Forum: Traders Hideout June 18th, 2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,699
Posted By kevinkdog
Cool. Do you have any performance data you can...

Cool. Do you have any performance data you can share, without divulging any secret info?
Forum: Beginners and Introductions June 13th, 2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,202
Posted By kevinkdog
I would agree with your "go for it" advice if OP...

I would agree with your "go for it" advice if OP was single. But OP is a mom with a newborn, which changes things a LOT.

I quit my good paying full time career in May 2008 to be a full time...
Forum: Beginners and Introductions June 12th, 2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,202
Posted By kevinkdog
Go back to work. Don't throw away a good paying...

Go back to work. Don't throw away a good paying job before you even know if you can succeed in trading.

Took me 5-10 years of part time trading before I even contemplated trading full time...
Forum: Beginners and Introductions June 12th, 2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By kevinkdog
For some markets, your broker will tell when to...

For some markets, your broker will tell when to roll. Ninja for example, kept showing popup messages that ES roll was last Thursday.

But not every broker does this, and definitely not for every...
Forum: Traders Hideout June 11th, 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By kevinkdog
If you ever are in the Cleveland area, look me...

If you ever are in the Cleveland area, look me up!

Kevin
Forum: Beginners and Introductions June 11th, 2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,202
Posted By kevinkdog
That is certainly part of it, but there are many...

That is certainly part of it, but there are many other reasons.

You'd be amazed how many times when paper trading you'll take a trade, it will lose, and you'll tell yourself "oh I would not have...
Forum: Beginners and Introductions June 10th, 2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,202
Posted By kevinkdog
My experience is that paper trading has limited...

My experience is that paper trading has limited to no value. Actually it could be worse than no value, since many people have success at paper, and that gives them false hope and confidence that...
Forum: Beginners and Introductions June 10th, 2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,202
Posted By kevinkdog
Before you even think of trading full time, I...

Before you even think of trading full time, I recommend the following:

1. 2-3 years of real money profitability

2. 3-5 years of full living expenses saved up, SEPARATE from your trading...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading June 10th, 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,434
Posted By kevinkdog
Tradestation does a lot of things well, but...

Tradestation does a lot of things well, but spread trading is definitely not one of them.

Their platform needs to include:

1. Market data for exchange traded spreads

2. Ability to actually...
Forum: Beginners and Introductions May 31st, 2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By kevinkdog
Good Luck! I hope it all works out for you!

Good Luck! I hope it all works out for you!
Forum: Beginners and Introductions May 31st, 2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By kevinkdog
Welcome! How long were you profitable for before...

Welcome! How long were you profitable for before you took the plunge to full time trading? Do you have any living expenses saved up, or is that coming out of your trading account from the start?
...
Forum: Trading Journals May 31st, 2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By kevinkdog
fofo went byebye. Last activity July 27, 2017

fofo went byebye.

Last activity July 27, 2017
Forum: Tech Support May 22nd, 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By kevinkdog
Set up your chart with 2 datastreams: data1...

Set up your chart with 2 datastreams:

data1 = RF
data2 = ES

var:fast(5),slow(10);

if average(close of data2, fast) ? average(close of data2, slow) then
buy next bar at market; //it will...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors May 21st, 2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,667
Posted By kevinkdog
Try writing him an e-mail (from another address)...

Try writing him an e-mail (from another address) as if you are a prospective customer, eager to buy. See if he responds more quickly that way.

With many vendors, the new prospective customers get...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading May 11th, 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By kevinkdog
What's your average over say 30 trades? I would...

What's your average over say 30 trades? I would expect about 1.5 ticks average.

14 ticks is a lot, but it definitely happens.
Forum: Psychology and Money Management May 11th, 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By kevinkdog
Go to a casino and gamble, maybe with a few...

Go to a casino and gamble, maybe with a few hundred bucks. At the start, you should be a little excited and nervous. It might be quarter slots for some, nickel slots for others, dollar machines for...
Forum: MultiCharts April 7th, 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By kevinkdog
I do not trust SetPercentTrailing or...

I do not trust SetPercentTrailing or SetDollarTrailing at all. I heard they might work OK with LIBB = 1 tick resolution, but then you only have 6 months of historical data.

I tell traders I work...
Forum: Beginners and Introductions April 1st, 2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By kevinkdog
Welcome! Just don't put too much faith in the...

Welcome! Just don't put too much faith in the results you get from Tradestation's simulator. It is definitely not intended to simulate real trading - at all. It is really appropriate only for...
Forum: Beginners and Introductions March 28th, 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By kevinkdog
Unfortunately, OP hasn't even logged on since...

Unfortunately, OP hasn't even logged on since October of last year...
Forum: EasyLanguage Programming March 18th, 2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By kevinkdog
Try retyping the Condition_4 line from scratch. ...

Try retyping the Condition_4 line from scratch. I think you might have an invalid character (like a tab character) in the code before the equal sign.

I retyped that line, and it verifies fine.
Forum: MultiCharts March 16th, 2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By kevinkdog
The key is to create a strategy that performs the...

The key is to create a strategy that performs the same way live as in backtest. It can be done.

Try 1 minute and higher bars. Use only market orders to buy/sell. No IBOG. This will work. ...
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